Iconic American SUV maker, Jeep has recently officially revealed the new refreshed 2019 Renegade SUV model. The new updated Jeep Renegade was introduced at the Torino Motor Show, in Italy. The Jeep Renegade seems to have received a mild, but good refresh. At present, Jeep has introduced the Renegade facelift as a Europe specific model only. However, similar updates are likely to be seen on the Jeep Renegade in other car markets as well.
Meanwhile, Jeep India has been rumoured to be preparing to launch the Renegade in the Indian auto market. The Renegade, which is Jeep’s entry-level SUV model, will sit under the popular Jeep Compass in India, when launched. Now, it remains to be seen whether the India-spec Renegade comes it its pre-facelift avatar or in its latest facelifted form.
Here is a detailed look at the updated 2019 Jeep Renegade:
The 2019 refreshed gets a handful of exterior styling updates which includes new headlamps with embedded LED DRL in the centre. The front face also gets redesigned bumper and repositioned fog lamps. The Renegade now gets while indicator lamps replacing the earlier orange ones.
The rear design of the compact SUV also gets a mild refresh. This comes in the form of newly styled tail lights. The tail tamps are also in the shape of an ‘X’ now, while their centres comes white light. The new tail lights look trendy and attractive and actually enhance the rear design of the Renegade facelift model. When Jeep teased the updated Renegade, the company chose the image of the new tail lights to showcase the SUV’s new styling updates.
The company has not released any pictures or revealed any details of the 2019 Jeep Renegade facelift’s cabin. However, as per speculations, the SUV will be getting endowed with a larger touchscreen display integrated infotainment system replacing the ongoing 6.5 inch display. The dashboard is expected to get slightly refreshed and get neater and offer a clutter free appeal, as the new touchscreen infotainment unit will be do away with the requirement of dials and buttons.
The new updated Jeep Renegade will also get mechanical updates, as it will get equipped with a new 1.0 litre 3-cylinder petrol mill that is capable of generating around 120 bhp. The crossover will also get powered by a more powerful 1.3 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that will come with two states of tune - 150 bhp and 180 bhp. Jeep is also expected to offer a hybrid powertrain on the updated Renegade at a later date.
Speaking about the Indian market, the Jeep Renegade is certainly coming here. However, as mentioned earlier whether it will be the updated version or not is not confirmed as yet. It will definitely be wise on the part of Jeep to bring in the facelift model of the Renegade to India. Post its Indian launch, the Jeep Renegade will rival with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Renault Captur.